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Lancashire Encounter Festival Signs Deal With Major Outdoor Arts Company

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~Olympic opening ceremonies have a long tradition in creating a spectacular outdoor performance. When you think back to London 2012, the scale of such a production was quite breathtaking. Then, the following one in Rio attempted to create another magical show.

Next year is the 2020 Tokyo games. It will run from 24th July - 9th August. The Japanese organisers  will definitely pull off an opening ceremony to remember.

Also in 2020 comes  a more locally based  event which takes place not every four years but every two.

Lancashire Encounter is returning again to Preston next September and it’s set to triumph it’s predecessors with  the addition of England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals.

The deal with ‘Without Walls’ is a lucrative partnership which enables them to create something the public will really enjoy.

Preston City Council released a statement which revealed that  being part of the Touring Network Partnership means ‘high quality outdoor shows’ will be part of the next Encounter. Deputy head of culture at the city council Tim Joel expressed his joy about the unique partnership :-

“For Lancashire Encounter arts festival to be part of a national network of festivals is fantastic news. Without Walls has an international reputation for ambitious outdoor arts, and enables us to bring a free arts and performance offer to Preston. Past Encounter festivals have been a huge success for Preston and Lancashire, and now this partnership further enhances the high quality, outdoor performances we’ll be able to bring to the city.”

Without Walls are introducing an exciting prelude to the 2020 Festival by hosting street theatre to Preston city centre on Saturday August 10th 2019.

The full Lancashire Encounter biennial arts festival is scheduled to return September 2020.

A city council spokeswoman confirmed the Brief Encounter, which took place in 2017 between the two main Encounter festivals, was not planned for this year.

Attend the 2020 event and reap the benefits of this new partnership

^Alex Ashworth